Archive for April, 2009
Most of 1700’s Africans buried their deceased in a coffin north of Wall street. Recent many hundreds of these dead bodies were discovered during a dig. After a long struggle today, a beautiful monument adorns this sacred site righteously honoring the ancestors of many people in this country. It is Located at Duane and Elk Streets. I highly suggest paying it a visit. Here is an image of the actual monument.
For this African Burial Ground foundation, I was also asked to shoot about 50 invaluable sites all over NYC that have roots in African history. The project was titled Mapping the African American Past and lasted over several months for me.
I was so humbled as I gathered bits and pieces of knowledge of the Abolition of slavery in this city. The pictures I shot for this project are currently being shown off on Columbia University’s website and a final designed product is being sold in the museum stores.
For Fashion week this year I photographed for AOL style. Its a spectacle to see the way the streets of New York are clammed by the glam. People are dripping style and the attitude they wear is just as sharp as their attire. Here are some of my favorites.
Currently Shooting for this company. A recent dress that I shot and also thought was quite lovely.
A good friend and photographer Aaron Lee Fineman is doing an interesting study on the economic downfall of Detroit. The link below will take you to series of images that tell a unnerving tale of Detroit’s disposition. This image though, in particular, drew my attention.
I’ve known Sucheta for about ten years now. We go back to the days when we spent many hours of aimless banter discussing music, movies, inspirations and ambitions. Sucheta, I distinctly remember, shared her wish for the day when her name would appear in the credits of high quality animations that she respected. End credits, to many of us are names of VIP’s that scroll before us at the end of a movie; Names of a tightly knit group of talented people that work together and make a massive production happen.
It gives me great happiness to share that Sucheta has made it happen. Monsters v/s Aliens is officially the first of many animations that we will see her name and work in. Sucheta Bhatawadekar was recently hired by Dreamworks as a Lighter and now currently lives in sunny California. This post, dear dude, is for you.
A couple new images I shot from the shower series
This guy spoke at FOTO08 and I missed him, well i didn’t know about him. I will not miss him now if i have anything to do with it.
The images speak for themselves.